- Jan 28, 2023
- I don't have a parrot yet but I want to get one and learn about them first
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I think either a budgie or a cockatiel would be good for me then. Leaning more towards a budgie because of the talking. I guess I didn't know they were so smart because they're so common and I'm surprised you say they live so long because I've had friends with budgies and they only live 3 or 4 years max and don't really do much. They chattered but I didn't really hear them saying words either but maybe they weren't taught. If budgies can live as long as a dog or cat they sound good as my rabbits passing will be heartbreaking for me, they are 12 this year and I wish I had 40 years with them like large parrot owners.I just re-read your message and since you don't want to cuddle with your bird a Budgie would be great. A cockatoo would be an absolute nightmare! Conures don't demand cuddling either and will give you the Big Bird experience for a reasonable price.